Translation of "avail" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /əˈveɪl/ us

use, purpose, advantage, or profit

We tried to persuade her not to resign, but to no avail (= did not succeed).
My attempts to improve the situation were of little/no avail.
verb uk /əˈveɪl/ us

old use to help or be useful to someone or something

Our efforts availed us nothing (= did not help).

Indian English to make use of something

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Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “avail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


/əˈveil/ (also of no avail / to no avail)

of no use or effect

en vano, inútil
He tried to revive her but to no avail
His efforts were of no avail.

(Translation of “avail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)